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O'Neill, Kevin, 1949-



  • Existence: 1949    

Biographical note

History professor. Kevin O'Neill was born in 1949. He received his B.A. from Marquette University (1971), his M.A. from Loyola University of Chicago (1973), and his PhD from Brown University (1979). He co-founded the Irish Studies Program at Boston College, co-directing it from 1978-2000 and as sole director from 2001 until 2003. In 1991-1992 he was a Fulbright Professor of Irish History at University College Dublin.O'Neill served as a member of the International Advisory Board of Irish Historical Studies; a member of the Fulbright Committee for Ireland (1997-2000); and as a historical advisor for the Strokestown Famine Museum, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, Ireland (1991-1997). He participated in the Global Citizens Circle, Boston in 1998 with "Northern Ireland: A New Government for a New Millennium" with Mo Mowlam, MP.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Kevin O'Neill papers


These papers document the scholarly interests of Boston College faculty member and co-founder of the Irish Studies Program, Kevin O'Neill, through his correspondence; collected Northern Ireland political posters and press releases from government agencies; and original interview recordings of Northern Irish politicians. O'Neill's papers also document the growth of the Boston College Irish Studies program during his time as director through correspondence and program ephemera.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. The video recordings on Umatic videocassette are not available for playback due to format impermanence and can not be reformatted by Burns Library at this time. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; when it becomes possible we will schedule reformatting.

Dates: 1978 - 2003